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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  7 August 1942 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

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Complete credited cast:
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Stan (as Laurel)
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Ollie (as Hardy)
Dante ...
Dante the Magician (as Dante the Magician)
Sheila Ryan ...
Margo
John Shelton ...
Tommy White
Don Costello ...
Doc Lake
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Frank Lucas
Edward Gargan ...
Police Lt. Foster
Addison Richards ...
Attorney Malcolm Kilgore
George Lynn ...
Darby Mason
James Bush ...
Joe Morgan
Lou Lubin ...
Dixie Beeler
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Parker
Richard Lane ...
Phillips
Willie Best ...
Waiter
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The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick und Doof als Geheimagenten beim FBI  »

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Dante the Magician (Dante) was hired for the movie after one of the writers saw him performing on a street corner in Los Angeles. See more »

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Oliver Hardy: [to Stan] It's better to spend one night with a corpse than 60 days with the cops.
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Twilight of the Comic Gods
27 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Laurel and Hardy are bamboozled into smuggling a gangster, disguised as a corpse in a coffin, from one city to another but complications arise when the coffin is switched with a coffin used in a magician's act. This film, produced by Twentieth Century Fox, doesn't approach the charm of even their weakest feature produced by the Hal Roach Studios, but I don't think this is necessarily Laurel and Hardy's worst film. There are a few laughs, sporadic as they may be. The main problem is that the comedy is too generic, it doesn't grow out of the personas they painstaking developed over the years. One could just as easily imagine Abbott and Costello or Bob Hope and Bing Crosby doing the Indian Rope trick gag. The production values are better than the Roach films, but production value is a poor substitute for comedy. The predicament can be summed up in the casting. In this film the boys are menaced by Elisha Cook, Jr.. Don't get me wrong. I think Elisha Cook, Jr., is an terrific supporting actor, but against Humphrey Bogart, not Laurel and Hardy. The boys are better menaced by a comic heavy like Walter Long.

Still, although many Laurel and Hardy fans castigate Fox and MGM for their treatment of the duo during the 1940s, I don't honestly see how it could have been much different anywhere in Hollywood. Laurel and Hardy were products of the 1920s and 1930s, the golden age of screen comedy. The 1940s were the nadir of comedy. By the time "A Haunting We Will Go" hit the screens in 1942, all of the greats were all essentially gone. Chaplin was inactive, and never returned to the comedy which made him great. Harold Lloyd had retired. Buster Keaton's career was in ruins. W.C. Fields' career was over. The Marx Brothers' film career was essentially over. Even the Ritz Brothers only had two more films in them. When you look at Laurel and Hardy in the context of their peers, it is a great testimony to their popularity that their film career continued as long as it did. The 1940s would forever belong to Abbott and Costello and Bob Hope, the likes of whom would make some funny films, but decade never had the comic vitality of the 1930s.


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